These easy Mickey Halloween Cupcakes are ear-ily awesome. Sweet candy corn frosting with chocolate Oreo Mickey Mouse ears will have your family screaming for more this spooktacular holiday season.
To brew up a batch of your own Mickey Halloween Cupcakes, you will need:
- Cupcakes (homemade or store-bought)
- Cupcake Liners
- 1 lb. Salted Cream Butter
- 5 Cups Sugar
- 1 1/2 TSP Real Vanilla
- Orange Food Coloring
- Yellow Food Coloring
- Frosting Bag & Tips
- Mini Oreo Cookies
Bake a batch of your favorite cupcakes. I chose chocolate flavor because I love how it pairs with buttercream frosting. The fudge chocolate cake mix is always a scream. I chose the silver foil cupcake liners, because I feel like they present best with chocolate cake. Sometimes the paper cupcake liners get a little bit washed out with the dark cake inside of them.
While your cupcakes cool, make a batch of buttercream frosting. Our favorite buttercream frosting is made with:
- 1 pound salted cream butter
- 5 cups powdered sugar
- 1 1/2 teaspoons of real vanilla
Blend the above ingredients together until the frosting is smooth, light and creamy. Taste it to make sure it has enough sweetness.
Separate the frosting into three dishes. You need a varied amount of frosting in each bowl. The orange frosting is the bottom layer on the cupcakes, so you need the most of that color and the least of the white frosting that makes the tip of the candy corn.
Color the orange and yellow frosting with food coloring. You can make orange frosting by mixing yellow and red together. Use about 2-3 drops of yellow per drop of red.
Place the orange frosting into a piping bag that has been fitted with a round tip. We used the medium tip, but the large one would be great as well! Pipe the frosting in a circle starting on the outside of the cake and rotating towards the center.
Then, do the same with the yellow frosting. The goal is to make it look like candy corn. You can do two layers of each frosting color to get a nice cone shaped frosting candy corn.
Then, finish the frosting with a white frosted tip. It should come to a point at the top.
Place two cookies onto the candy corn frosting mound to transform it into Mickey Mouse. Push them in just far enough that they stick to the frosting and don't droop. It is easiest to place both ears in at the same time, so the cupcake doesn’t move around under the pressure.